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>> tonight ofrontline, education's hidden crisis... >> why do you want to drop out? why are you leaving? >> because i don't like school. >> okay, first of all, you're only 16. >> ...hundreds of thousands of children failing to finish school every year. >> a lot of kids who should be graduating are not graduating. there is a problem here. >> frontline takes you on a journey through one american high school... >> this school was once referred to as a dropout factory. >> ...following four at-risk students through an entire semester at houston's sharpstown high. >> you see how mad i am? i'm shaking! >> what's going to be the breaking point is his anger. >> i have to graduate from high school, no matter what. >> he's tremendously at risk. it's a big push for him to graduate on time right now. >> i think she's been in class about five times in five weeks. >> life is life, school is school. school and life are two different things. >> if i go to college, that's a big, big step for my whole family. >> a look at the struggles... >> you turn your back on me! you don't even appreciat
to turn around schools. and it's an experiment that everyone in public education really should be watching, because at some point if as a public we want to turn around the worst of our schools, and if we now have the formula, we're going to need to come up with the dollars. >> good morning, apollos. welcome to day 137. it's tuesday, march 20, 2012. it's an s.a.t. day at sharpstown high school. >> have you already taken the s.a.t.? >> no. >> you haven't? you haven't taken the s.a.t. but you've already applied for college. >> i guess i gotta take my s.a.t. >> so do i need to take him to his room to take his s.a.t.? he's saying he hasn't taken the s.a.t. how do you want to handle this? >> all right, take, uh... >> nah, you ain't got to worry about it. >> no, i am worried about it. >> lawerance? >> lawerance. what are you doing? just take it and find out where you're at, then you can plan from it. >> high school is getting tiresome. it's like a big amusement park. it's full of ups and downs, but after a while you get tired of riding the ride, right? >> if i don't get you in there, once they ge
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